POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE - Plant Development and Plant Gene
Two Research Fellow positions are available at the Institute of Molecular
Agrobiology, Singapore to work on Arabidopsis. Gene trap and enhancer
trap insertional mutagenesis of Arabidopsis has been performed using
transposable elements (Sundaresan et al. 1995, Genes and Development
9:1797-1810; Springer et al. 1995, Science 268:877-880; Sundaresan 1996,
Trends in Plant Sciences 1:184-190). The transposon insertion lines
are being analyzed for reporter gene expression patterns in
embryogenesis, and for developmental mutations. Molecular analysis of
selected insertions is performed by isolation and sequencing of the DNA
flanking the insertions.
One Research Fellow position is for the generation and detailed
developmental characterization of the transposon insertion lines described
above. The second Research Fellow position will be primarily
concerned with DNA sequencing and mapping of genes identified using
the insertion lines, and subsequent computer analysis utilizing EST,
genome and protein databases. This position will come with an attached
technician, and access to automated sequencing equipment, as well as
computing facilities. Prior experience with DNA sequencing and
bioinformatics will be an asset.
Research Fellow appointments are normally for a period of three years,
with extensions possible at the end of this period. The salary range
starts at S$49,680 per annum (US $1 = approx S$1.40),the actual
salary depending upon qualifications and experience. Successful applicants
may qualify for benefits such as housing subsidies, travel to meetings,
annual bonus of one to three months pay, provident fund/gratuity scheme, etc.
Applicants should send their CV including names, designation and e mail
addresses of 3 referees.
Dr V. Sundaresan
Director, Institute of Molecular Agrobiology
National University of Singapore
59A The Fleming, 1 Science Park Drive
e mail: imav1 at nus.sg